The pangolin is an elusive creature that has quickly become one of the world’s most trafficked mammals. They are hard to spot in the wild because of their nocturnal behavior, but we’ve rounded up five places for you to travel to increase your chances of spotting the pangolin.
A safari and cruise through Botswana, Zambia, and South Africa reveals some of the continent’s top highlights; Big Five safaris and incredible bird life, a cruise down the Chobe River, the mesmerizing Victoria Falls, all topped off with a few days in cosmopolitan Cape Town.
With a diversity of city life and superb safaris, South Africa is a must on any African travel bucket list. Camps and properties are taking impressive strides to ensure eco-friendly practices are common practice to preserve the gorgeous landscape. Ker & Downey shares our favorites of the top sustainable properties in South Africa.
At Ker & Downey, we are firm believers that any day is a good day for a safari. We have yet to experience one that didn’t live up to (or surpass) expectations, but there are definitely some game drives that stick out as extra special. Ker & Downey’s luxury travel designer Nicole Porto had one such experience on her recent trip to Tswalu Kalahari.
Safari and beach vacations give you the best of adventure and relaxation in one getaway. Seek out animals in their natural environment, then spend a few days soaking up the sun’s rays on these two distinct journeys. The word safari, originally from Arabic word safar, meaning a journey, first started popping up in the English language at the end of the 1850’s thanks to explorer Richard Francis Burton. And while it once was associated with big game hunts, today, it has come to be more of an expedition to observe animals in their natural habitat. This week our newsletter is all about […]
Our top Himba and Bushmen experiences give you an opportunity to discover unique cultural heritages throughout Africa in culturally sensitive ways. Incorporating authentic experiences into your journey really helps you discover and understand the heart a place. Engaging with the local people gives you a better understanding of their history and culture, and even the fun quirks that make a place unique. At Ker & Downey, we strive to help you connect with a place through these experiences. These are our top Himba and Bushmen experiences in Africa. Rock Art Excursions at Bushmans Kloof | The Cederberg Head to Bushmans […]
Ker & Downey’s guide to the top travel destinations for 2016, broken down month by month. Visit the top travel destinations in style and luxury in 2016. From where to go and what to do, these are our top travel destinations around the world for each month. Where are you traveling in 2016? January | Calving Season in the Serengeti Head to the famed Serengeti for calving season – an incredible spectacle where upwards of 8,000 wildebeest are born each day. With the many infants on the plains, there’s sure to be lots of predator action as well. February | […]
‘Best Safari Spa’ award-winner Royal Malewane tops our list for best spas in South Africa. There’s no better way to relax and unwind than at the spa. Paired with the peaceful setting of the bush and cosmopolitan amenities of the city, South Africa offers some of the best spa experiences. To illustrate our point, here are our top choices for safari spas in Africa.
Last week Ker & Downey President David Marek accepted our award as the World’s Best Safari Outfitter from Travel + Leisure Magazine. He celebrated with global partners who shared the honor of winning in their categories, thanks to public votes and dedication to delivering the best in service. We are in good company with some of the very best in the world. World’s Best Safari Outfitter This year we earned the coveted #1 spot as Travel + Leisure Magazine’s World’s Best Safari Operator. Based on a perfect score of 100, Ker & Downey received an outstanding 98.44 from the combined […]